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see what is happening. we expect off and on rain showers today. give yourself some extra time. the heaviest rain is south of baltimore down in annapolis and the lower eastern shore counties. there is fog and drizzle so take an umbrella. the average high temperature is 75. we are looking for high temperatures in the low 60's. we have much better news in the seven-day forecast. we say good morning to sarah. >> is this like a fraternity? we complained. let's check the roads out there. southbound 83, we do have a tree that is down and blocking one lane. it is impacting traffic as you travel south. doing pretty well otherwise. uckle beingroad block al
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worked on in essex. 11 minutes on the the outer loop west side. here's a quick live look outside. 83, so far so good. watch for delays. we switch to it live look at traffic at liberty. the west side is doing fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> new concerns about the oil slick in the gulf of mexico. tar balls are now being found at the beach in key west. >> this could spread up the coast line. we have the late breaking details from florida. >> this is an overhead view of what is bringing overwhelming worry. that is the son.
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notice how it is stretching south. a conveyor belt of current that would carry the oil to the keys and even up the east coast. >> the oil slick is entering the current through here. some models actually bring it south through the florida straits. >> tar balls were found on a beach near key west. it was insisted heavy oil has not gone into the current. >> this spill has not entered the current. >> others say there is a lot we do not see. >> we have seen clouds of oil 2,000 feet down, some much lower than that. >> bp is siphoning some oil to the surface. >> we're getting over 1,000
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barrels of oil a day. >> they could try cements and mud to pluck it out by the weekend. states like florida and alabama say this is killing their key tourism. they are reassuring visitors they are open for business. >> there is nothing on our beaches. >> hoping tourists come back as they break the rest of the oil stays away. scientists continued to study the oil found in the keys. they plan to drop sensors to determine the depth and speed and perhaps where it is going next. >> the investigation of a puppy beaten to death now lies in the hands of the police department. the abuse happened at saturday afternoon at the carroll park golf course.
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police are searching for three boys believed to be responsible for that crime. experts say finding kids could provide the kids with the help they need. >> we know it is linked with child mystery man. children sometimes do not have another outlet except to have animal and victimize the puppy. >> anyone with information is asked to call baltimore city police. another problem with children, bullying in schools. the number of incidents has increased. jennifer franciotti is live at city hall with details on new legislation. >> jack yon is introducing a bill to address the problem --
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jack young is introducing a bill to address the problem of bullying. there have been several incidents in several weeks, including a third grader who said police pushed her to the brink of suicide. young is calling for a hearing on the matter. the school superintendent has agreed that children do have a right to be safe in school. >> the children are not taking bullying lessons in these schools. it is not part of our curriculum. they are learning the behavior from what they see all around them. >> according to a study by the maryland department of education, 3300 students were either suspended or expelled for bullying and harassment in maryland schools. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11
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news. >> police are investigating a shooting that happened shortly after 9:30 last night. police say a man suffered a gunshot wound from the neck. homicide detectives were notified. the three members convicted in the starvation murder of a toddler will be sentenced today. they faced a term of up to 60 years. a boy was refused food and water after he did not say "amen" at meals. >> the battle to reform the pensions continue this morning. city officials were not able to reach a compromise yesterday. they are considering new legislation that would reflect pension overhaul suggestions.
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>> they are going to provide us with information. then we will set a date. everyone is well aware of the timetable we are facing. >> the clock is ticking. we have to resolve this. >> the school year ends june 30. >> there is a new proposal to turn some blocks in baltimore into an arts district. that they would turn this into an area families can enjoy it with a concert hall and comedy hall. al sharpton stopped by to push for the transformation. >> if baltimore can find a way to develop the harbor, if they can find a way to develop casinos, they can find a way to
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develop self worth and self regard for the children of baltimore. you made deals at with developers. let's make a deal for the children of baltimore. >> members are looking forward to meeting with the mayor to discuss the proposal. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. what you think of a plan to develop a cultural district in baltimore? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 52 degrees. police in new jersey make an arrest in an attempted bombing. >> a former tv host is behind
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>> welcome back. 53 degrees downtown. this is a live picture of 83
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north near 695. rain will be with us on and off today. take an umbrella and give yourself extra time to get to work and school. off and on rain showers today. unseasonably cool with high temperatures in the upper 50's and low 60's. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. >> a former food network host is pacing the possibility of life in prison. juan carlos hosted a show on the food network bacchant 2004. he pleaded not guilty to charges of premeditated murder. he's being held on $2 million bond. >> a new jersey building owner is behind bars this morning. police arrested him monday night and say he placed a bomb inside
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the building of a man who owns him back rents. they discovered he was attempting to detonate a gas bomb. he is facing numerous charges. >> drastic measures to collect rents. 52 degrees. companies are pushing for employees to get serious about their health. >> a second chance to c get quality.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> southbound on the harrisburg
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express. tony volunteered to clear it. >> he is ready to go. 30 can see we're down to miles per hour because it is blocking the right lane. we will let you know when that is clear. we still have a problem in essex and road crews continue their work. the rest of the major roadways looked good beside the fact that is what outside. 11 minutes on the outer loop. five minutes on southbound 95 from the age 95 split to the fort mchenry. this is a live view around warren road. 30 miles per hour there at the scene of the downed tree. this is a live view of the west
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side near liberty road. still moving at the posted speeds. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. let's check the latest on the buses and trains. >> we are looking pretty good on the buses despite the wet roads. the 24 bus is diverting at eastern. five bus with a diversion. washington boulevard and monroe. metro is on schedule. marc trains are looking well. no delays on penn, camden, and brunswick lines. now back to tony pann. >> it is a wet start for us on this tuesday morning. the rate will be with us all day today. the heaviest rain -- the rain will be with us all day today. the heaviest rain will be near annapolis. we just have drizzle and some
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fog and the visibility is down to about a mile. this is a wider view on the radar. there are two parts to it. one near virginia beach and another near west virginia and ohio. the same front has been stalled for the last three or four days. the last one in the series is about to come through later tonight. once it goes down the coast, we will be ok. the weather will improve by the end of the week. temperatures right now in the low end of the 50's. upper 50's to around 60 for a high. 50 in taneytown. off and on rain showers today. there could be some fog this
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morning. upper 50's and low 60's today. way below the market today. rain showers continue tonight. there could be some areas of fog. tomorrow, the last wave will move north of us. the skies will gradually clear. we will start with clouds in the morning on wednesday. high pressure will be the dominating factor by the end of the week. a good chance for rain today. skies begin to clear tomorrow. sunshine on thursday. we will hit 80 by friday. 30% chance for a shower on saturday and sunday. high temperatures in the mid to upper 70's this weekend. >> in the consumer alert, the number of dropouts in the
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mortgage assistance plan is rising. about 1.2 million home owners have started the program, but about 277,000 have dropped out since the trial phase. borrowers have to make at least three programs on time. the government says it is helping to turn the housing market around. some companies are enforcing penalties if you don't stay active. 47% of the 600 large employees' survey plan to use financial penalties for workers who don't take part in certain health improvement plans. smokers and those who ignore health screening would be targeted for higher costs. >> investors are looking for more signs the housing market is
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coming back to life. jane king has more. how're you? >> the housing market may be picking up steam. economists say building probably broke ground on the most homes since 2008 last month. this as americans come to take evanish of the tax credits before they expire in april. the commerce department's report on april housing does come out today. future constructions and we think that number increased last month. stock futures are a little bit higher. yesterday we closed in the agreement. what a day. we were actually down about 180 points. then the stock market came back.
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general motors is impressing wall street. they came out with their first quarterly profit since 2007. revenue is up 40%. the profit is a good step to taking the company public by the end of this year. the open society institute of baltimore is handing four area non-profits grants. this is being matched. the money will be used to help train over 140 people in careers like nursing and culinary arts. the goal is to alleviate poverty and baltimore. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> thank you. if you did not strike it rich on those lottery tickets, you still have a chance to win some money.
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the maryland lottery wants you to mellon two of those non- winning tickets. >> we pick a fan of the game. if the orioles hit a home run, that fan winds $100,000. pretty nice. >> if the orioles did not deliver the home run in the right spot, the fan of the game takes home $100. a grand prize winner will take home a trip to the spring training trip in sarasota. >> we will take another look at your morning commute. >> in baseball, balk is a four- letter word. it feels like it to the orioles. >> e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. e-mail your response to
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watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> the orioles trust their way through an endless string of first-place team, the target mid may when they had some easier teams on the schedule. cleveland and kansas city have given the orioles three straight losses. brad bergesen had won his last three starts. a slow roller by miguel tejada. the throw is off the mark. 1-1. kansas city had bases loaded. brad bergesen called for a
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balk. that one run would prove to be the difference. runners on second and third. tejada grounds out to ended. the orioles lose to kansas city. brad bergesen knows that balk was a big part of the lost. >> i did not know what i did at the time. they said i rocked back and stepped off and that it was a of thed it was one deciding factors of the game. >> the orioles will route the series with kansas city tonight at the yard. >> a boy is trying to break a world record. he weighs about 80 pounds. his strength is impressive.
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he can bench press his own body weight and then some. he is looking to set a new record. >> the record was 77. i did -- i did eight on the olympic bar and did it four times. -- i did a be on the olympic park. >> he is a young superman. he has several wrestling wins since he was 5 years old. he wants to grow to be a fighter. >> cute. >> that is how i started. i got knocked out in my first fight. >> that explains a lot. 52 degrees. coming up -- >> primaries today. a key test of the nation's mood. will angry voters drive incumbents out of office?
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>> jack young wants to know what is being done to stop the problem of bullying in school. details are next. >> we have some rain out there. much better news in the seven- day forecast. >> we're expecting that rain to impact the morning commute. ♪ ♪ i like your messy hair ♪ i like the clothes you wear
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